Happy Sunday y’all! This month I decided to participate in Sew Your View’s (@sewyourview) monthly sewing challenge. This was my first time since every single time before I literally miss the deadline. Ugh.
This month’s pattern was the Tecoma Blouse by Mood Sewciety. (PSST…Mood has free sewing patterns).
This blouse is a nice wrap top with a peplum and dolman sleeves, made with French seams (so it’s pretty on the inside too), has a really sexy sweetheart neckline and drape as well. It’s just breathtaking on EVERYBODY! And as I saw more and more talented ladies make it, I knew I had to jump on the bandwagon.
So at first glance, I was instantly concerned with the shape of the pattern pieces and wondering how all of it was going to come together. But as I re-read the instructions and studied the photos more…it made complete sense.
I did make a few modifications. So I stay stitched the center front openings since they were cut on the bias and I could literally feel the stretch as I started to sew and do mock try ons. This step paid off once I added the facing to the openings and there was zero growth in the fabric and it fit like a glove.
The second modification is probably the most significant. I could not understand how the button closure was going to work with the ties. And (I’m no expert) I’ve made a few wrap tops in my sewing life to know that there has to be a better way! I actually got my seam ripper out and undid a few stitches on one of the side seams and made a slit for one of the ties to go through. It was a quick save, and when I make this top again I will be sure to remember that step.
Otherwise this was a beautiful pattern that is sure to get made AGAIN! I felt so confident and feminine while I wore it. Until next time y’all! Xo.